Greer, Newton

Photo:  Newton Greer in old age; he lived to be 93.NewtonGreer photo37th NC Infantry battle flag37th NC inf
Age at Enlistment:  17
Length of Service: 1861-1865

State: North Carolina

Rank:  Pvt

Unit:    37th NC Infantry Regt.

Service Record:   Enlisted at age 17 in Company B on 20 Nov 1861 at Camp Fisher with his brother William Madison (son of Jesse Wilcox Greer); reenlisted Mar 1862; wounded at Cedar Run on June 1862 and went home; RTD Jan 1863; deserted but returned Aug 1863, then got wounded again with an amputated finger at Charlottsville Hospital, then on furlough Oct 1863; He was listed as dead on two separate occasions in his record. Captured at Hanover Junction, VA and made POW 23 Jun 1864; first sent to Pt. Lookout, MD, then transferred to Elmira NY prison until release 9 May 1865.

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Survived War: Yes

Cemetery / Burial:  Rhymer Cemetery, Triplett, Watauga Co., NCnewton greerrhymer cemeterySoldier Info: Born in Watauga Co., NC in 1844;  Died in Watauga Co., NC in 1934.

Relationship to Author:  2nd cousin 6x